A rare early 19th century star-shaped armorial parcel-gilt badge, cast with the arms of Scott of Thirlstane, by Philip Rundell, London, 1882-3,
height 13cm, weight 5.5oz.
When the rest of his nobles assembled at Fala refused to follow James V of Scotland with England, Sir James Scott of Thirlstane alone expressed his readiness, an act marked by the King with a warrant of the double - tressure flory-counter, flory to his arms and the motto Ready Aye Ready.
The descent is now merged with the Scottish Baroney of Napier. Allusion is made to the incident in Sir Walter Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel